Events
  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.

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Open Access Lab Policies

The ACS Open-Access Labs are available for use by students currently registered at Otis College. A wide variety of software is available in the lab for students. The lab provides an area where students can work on assignments, with minimal interruptions in scheduling or restrictions that may exist in other campus labs. In support of this goal, the following policies are in effect:

 
Lab Access Policies:

Access to the labs is available to any Otis College: 1) student, 2) faculty member, or 3) staff performing instructional work related to course assignments and academic growth within the College. Lab access policies are:

  • Workstations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A workstation may not be   reserved.
  • Currently enrolled students have priority over others in the lab. If there are no workstations available, and students are waiting, non-student users will be asked to give up their workstations.
  • All users of these facilities must possess a current valid Otis College ID card.
  • The entire lab is intended for academic work only for which computer access is needed; groups holding discussions will be asked to leave.
  • All labs, except the Open-Access and Media Lab may be used for class demonstrations or reserved in any other way for classes.
  • Computers being used to check email only are a low priority. If students are waiting to use applications, email users will be asked to give up their workstations.
  • Game playing will NOT be permitted in any labs! Users playing games will be asked to leave.
  • Users should take care not to display images, sounds or messages which could create an atmosphere of discomfort or harassment to others. Students should make arrangements through their instructor for a private work area if a class assignment requires them to access such materials.
  • Workstations left unattended for more than 10 minutes will be rebooted.
  • Materials found at unattended workstations will be moved to the lab technician desk and treated as lost. (See “Lost and Found” below.)
  • When asked to leave your workstation by a lab technician, please do so immediately.
  • More than one person at a workstation is permitted providing they do not interfere with surrounding workstations, (e.g., by removing chairs, creating excess noise, etc.)
Equipment Policies:

The equipment in this lab, like most other modern personal computing equipment, is susceptible to a wide variety of problems when not handled properly. Common sense should always be exercised in working around such equipment. To aid in this area, the equipment policies in the labs are:

  • In order to protect the equipment from possible damage, NO Food, Drink, Smoking, Chewing, animals, Bicycles or Skateboards are allowed in the labs.
  • Users must provide their own data disks for their own files. Files saved on local and server temp drives may be deleted by any user without notice!
  • ACS is not responsible for damaged disks or loss of data while using this equipment. If you do spot a problem with the equipment, please inform the lab monitor so they can report the problem to the appropriate person.
Software Policies:

Like all computer software, the software in this lab is subject to copyright and licensing agreements. These agreements are legal, binding documents that everyone must respect and follow while using this facility. Users must provide their own data disk for their own files. Files saved on local and server hard drives are not secure and may be deleted without notice. Please review the ACS Software Installation Policy [below] for information on installing software in the Open Access Computer Labs.

Security Policies:

All users are expected to comply with the open-access Lab policies on responsible use of information technology and all other campus policies. Campus computing policies are available on the Otis College web site. Please take the time to read these policies! Anyone found violating these policies or compromising the security of the lab or ACS resources (hardware, software, networks, operating systems, etc.) may face the loss of computing privileges (including future access to ACS labs), academic/College disciplinary action, as well as prosecution under applicable civil and criminal laws.

Lost and Found:

The following policies apply to lost articles found within the ACS labs:

  • All lost items found in the lab should be turned in to the lab monitor.
  • Found items (except those noted below) will be held for up to one week at the lab monitor  desk before being taken to the campus lost and found office.
  • Valuable items found in the lab will be held in 401B before being taken to the campus lost and found in TSS at the end of each week.
  • ID’s will be mailed to Student Services.
  • Otis College is not responsible for lost articles within the labs.
  • Lost notices must be placed outside the labs on bulletin boards set aside for general posting.   Please do not post on the lab bulletin boards.
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